Denise lives with her father and her mother. At home, duties include washing clothes, helping in the kitchen and running errands. Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. There are 4 children in the family.
Singing, playing with dolls and playing group games are Denise's favorite activities. In primary school her performance is above average and she also regularly attends Bible class.
Your love and support will help Denise to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Denise lives on the plains of Ziniaré-Secteur 2, home to approximately 13,800 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Moose and the most commonly spoken language is Moore.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, fish, bread, beef, plantains, rice, potatoes, goat and millet. Common health problems in this area include malaria, diarrhea and skin diseases. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $38 per month. This community needs more public schools, improved housing and HIV/AIDS awareness programs.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Assemblies of God Central Church of Ziniaré Child Development Center to provide Denise with Bible teaching, games, hygiene education, social clubs, field trips, tuition and community service opportunities. The center staff will also provide educational monthly meetings, HIV/AIDS awareness training, income-generating activities and evangelism for the parents or guardians of Denise.
Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in western Africa. It's slightly larger than Colorado and mostly flat with undulating plains and hills in the west and southeast. The country's climate is tropical with warm, dry winters, hot, dry summers and a three-month rainy season.
Burkina Faso, with a population of 13 million, is one of the poorest countries in the world. With no coastlines and ports, the country has few natural resources, fragile soil and an unequal distribution of income. About 90 percent of the population is engaged in agriculture, (mainly subsistence) which is vulnerable to variations in rainfall. The prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the country is 1.6% of the population. French is the official language, although native African languages belonging to the Sudanic family are spoken by 90 percent of the population. About 50 percent of the population is Muslim, 40 percent practice indigenous religions and about 10 percent are Christian, both Catholic and Protestant.
Originally colonized by the French, Burkina Faso gained its independence in 1960. Repeated military coups during the 1970s and 1980s were followed by multiparty elections in the early 1990s. Burkina Faso's high population density and limited natural resources result in poor economic prospects for the majority of its citizens. Every year, thousands of seasonal farm workers seek employment in neighboring Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana where they are adversely affected by instability in those regions.
Map of Burkina Faso
Child's Location: Northeast of Ouagadougou